Numerical investigation of piloted turbulent reacting methane/air jet

Ammar Hidouri, Mohamed Hichem Gazzah, Mohamed Sassi

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In this paper, the scalar transport effects on the prediction of piloted turbulent reacting jets are presented. Two scalar submodels, the equal and nonequal scales, are used with the standard k-epsilon first-order turbulence closure model. Combustion is modeled using the flamelet tabulated chemistry with a presumed mixture fraction/strain rate probability density function. Diffusion flamelets are generated by using the RUN-1DL code. Two piloted methane/air turbulent jet diffusion flames, namely, flames B and L, are numerically studied. These flames are experimentally documented and feature two different behaviors toward extinction based on their pilot-to-jet velocity ratios. Obtained numerical results are compared to experimental data. A good performance of the nonequal scales model in the prediction of piloted turbulent diffusion flames structure is assigned.

Original languageBritish English
Pages (from-to)199-210
Number of pages12
JournalComputational Thermal Sciences
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2018


  • Co-flowing effects
  • Flame
  • Flamelets
  • Turbulent jet


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